For some reason, I have never wrote a First Impressions post, but Rainbow Rowell’s book is so amazing, why not start with Fangirl? I’m already 83 pages in, so here are my first thoughts!
Happy is actually quite the perfect description for the book. Yes, I know Cath has anxiety and wouldn’t be described as a happy character, but the whole atmosphere is so completely different from fantasy books such as Cinder, Six of Crows or The Cruel Prince that it has to be described this way.
I don’t usually read contemporary as I always need action, intrigues, politics, rebellion or revolution and always get the feeling that contemporary books are just telling a story your best friend could tell you, like a story where nothing that spectacular is happening. But not in this book. It’s not that Fangirl is an action-filled novel, it’s just that I enjoy the conversations and most of all: the experience of college.
I have always wondered how it would be to go to university and since I’m still in school (however, it’s not miles away…), this book with Cath’s experiences could be exactly me in a short time. I love the way how this book describes the every-day actions of college with classes, meeting new people and slowly finding your place.
Other people said that this book was terrible because the fandom part was horrible and that was the reason I didn’t start reading it the second I got my hands on it. To be honest, Simon Snow is literally Harry Potter. The only difference is that Harry falls in love with Ginny and Simon with Baz. But that’s not an issue for me, the resemblance to Harry Potter. I actually quite enjoy it. The reason I was wary is because I didn’t enjoy Geekerella as much as I had hoped to, because of the fandom part. It just didn’t really suit me, but I’m happy that’s not the case here!
So, all in all, I’m really excited to carry on with this book (haha) and I can recommend it for everyone – from my experience of 83 pages! Have a lovely day!